Dapper - epiphany and firefox stopped working, segmentation fault.
sean.hammond at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 11:05:43 UTC 2006
I removed both epiphany and firefox in synaptic, removing their config
files also, and then reinstalled both. I also updated the whole system
to all the latest packages. It seems to be fixed now.
Don't know what happened. Like you said, I suspect either a botched
upgrade or bad hardware.
On 9/12/06, Scott J. Henson <scotth at csee.wvu.edu> wrote:
> Sean Hammond wrote:
> > I've just been informed that one of the Dapper machines in our cafe is
> > having problems (though oddly the other one next to it is fine, maybe
> > they are in different upgrade states). Epiphany and Firefox have
> > stopped working, although everything else seems to work fine:
> > forest at hawthorn:~$ epiphany
> > (epiphany:4909): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Failed to create service browser:
> > Bad state
> > forest at hawthorn:~$ firefox
> > Segmentation fault
> > Anyone know what this might be?
> Thats probably bad. Could be anything from bad hardware or
> a botched upgrade to possibly a compromise if these are
> public terminals.
> Since this seems to be a cafe, I would say try a quick
> reinstall as the cheapest form of diagnostic. If it keeps
> doing it, run memtest86 and then start doing hardware testing.
> Scott Henson
> LCSEE Systems Staff
> WVU MAE Undergraduate
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